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  1. Error Codes coming up on 45,000 original miles

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi everyone, I have done my best to seek out this info - perhaps these two issues are related - perhaps not. My guess is they are as IMA light and Check engine came on at the same time, two minutes into driving - having not driven the car for three days - noting also that the temperatures were...
  2. IMA and CEL on

    Honda Insight Forum 2nd-Gen Discussion
    Hi everyone! Last night I was driving on the highway, probably cruising downhill and then my dash lights up with Check IMA and the CEL came on as well. I'm going to take it to AutoZone to run the codes to see what's going on. I'm really hoping it's not the IMA battery. Some background info...
  3. IMA Check Engine Light Issue - 2010 Insight

    Honda Insight Forum 2nd-Gen Discussion
    Hi Everybody, First post on the forums here. I own a 2010 Insight. Received a code p1448 (fan module problem). Part number 1J816-RMX-003. I already purchased the replacement part. I also read that sometimes the 12v battery is the culprit, but it's been diagnosed and it's good. Also, the duct...
  4. Experiencing issues with my 2001 Insight please help

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I'm a 17 year old female and my 2001 Honda Insight manual transmission is my first car, although I have had my license and I've been driving cars for 2 years. I purchased this vehicle less than 2 months ago after driving my father's Honda odyssey for a year and loving everything about it besides...
  5. IMA battery light+brake light+check engine

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I recently replaced all my ground straps (many months ago) and all was working fine. IMA was even working. Then... battery light turned on about a month ago i was ok with this since my catalytic converter needs replacement IMA light turned about 2 weeks ago and IMA stopped working Brake...
  6. Cleaning a Catalytic Converter P0420 Laquer Thinner?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    The check engine light came on. Code pulled as P0420. They reset it to make sure it wasn't an error. Came back on. My gas mileage has dropped 1MPG over the last few months. I was told I'd need to replace the cat. The repair guy said I could try the "laquer Thinner" technique by mixing it...
  7. IMA Battery Options 2002 Insight

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I have a 2002 Silver Insight with ~230,000 miles on it. It seems that the batteries (original) are finally giving in. I live in Upstate NY near Rochester. For the last several months I have been getting the check engine light to come on when I drive X miles with charge below Y%. That was ok...
  8. Weird dash lights and power loss

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I wanted to pass this along to those who have a 10-yr-old (+) Insight. Mine is 13 years old. For over a year, I have battled with check-engine lights, brake light, battery light, and IMA light - coming on whenever and wherever they want to. Also, my IMA battery would just DROP its electrical...
  9. OBD Code P01715 and IMA light

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I have a 2006 Insight with about 70K miles. The IMA and check engine light came on today. My code reader indicated P01715, and when I attempted to reset the check engine light it only stayed off for about 1 second. I have never seen an OBD code of more than four digits, and a google search...
  10. No Check engine light

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I went to get my inspection done today on my 2001 insight and the tell me the check engine light must of been disconnected by the guy i bought it from. They continue to show me that when i turn the key on no check engine light lights.... very messed up. Anyways turns out my upper catalytic...
  11. IMA light turned off & engine is charging?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Thanks to Insight Forum I was able to disconnect my IMA and have been driving on gas for the past several months. I've always had a light foot, so have gotten about >45mpg & kept the RPM under 3K. My Issue: On a whim I dropped by the Honda Dealership to vent my frustration. They said that...
  12. Multiple warning lights

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I recently bought a 2000 honda insight. After driving 150 miles the IMA light and check engine light both came on. (I worked out a deal with the guy and he gave me some money back). Anyway I took it to a honda dealer and they told me it would be over $7000 to fix it because not only is the...
  13. HCH 2003 IMA problems

    Other Honda Hybrids Discussion
    Hi guys, Originally I had been viewing posts from this site for help with my IMA battery problem on my Honda Civic Hybrid, and managed to find solutions to that problem here. Since people here generally seem to be quite friendly and helpful I thought I'd try and reach out for some further help...
  14. CVT failing, assist not working

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi everybody, Last week my check engine light came on and the green light beside the gear indicators began flashing beside the 'D' for drive. An hour later the assist and regen stopped working. Next day everything was fine again. Next day the lights came back on, but the assist/regen still...
  15. Used 2000 Insight with IMA and Check Engine Light on Fixed!

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    Hi there, Update: I have driven the car on two road trips so far, over 4000 miles. I live in the mountains and commute about 90 miles a day. I still have no issues with the IMA since reseting the computers by disconnecting the 12v battery for a while. This car is the strongest of the three I...
  16. Mechanic Referral Needed

    Modifications and Technical Discussions
    Anyone know a good repair shop for insights in Santa Rosa, CA, besides the dealer? Sebastopol would be even better. Thanks
  17. 2001 insight studdering between 1800 and 2200 RPMs

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I just bought a 2001 insight with 66200 miles on it, drove it home (450 miles) and everything seemed to be fine. I was on another 100 mile trip the next day, I had noticed that between 1800 and 2200 RPMs the car would studder a bit. On my way home the CEL came on I checked the codes and it...